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Autism: Medicine Decision Aid
Should My child Take Medicine for Challenging Behavior? A Decision Aid for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This new 21-page guide is available online and at NO COST from Autism Speaks.  http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/documents/atn/medicine_decision_aid.pdf

Up and Away and Out of Sight: Safe Medicine Storage
Every year, more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. The Up and Away and Out of Sight educational program was created to remind families of the importance of safe medicine storage. To help keep children safe through proper medicine storage, Up and Away and Out of Sight educates parents and caregivers by reminding them about safe medicine storage; providing them with information and tools to keep their child/children safe and encouraging them to take action.  To learn more about the program and its resources and tools,

Poison Help
For more information about what you do to prevent accidental poisoning, please visit the Poison Help site. Remember to program the Poison Help number 1-800-222-12222 into your cell phones! http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov

Nutrition

Support Feeding & Oral Development in young children with Down Syndrome, Congenital Heart Disease and Feeding difficulties. Click here to download guidelines for parents.

Puberty & Sexuality

Healthy Bodies: A Parent's Guide to Puberty for Adolescents with Disabilities is available online at http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/healthybodies.  Written for a broad range of disabilities, this toolkit (one for boys, one for girls) was developed by Vanderbilt LEND Training Program and provides a wide variety of visual supports and social stories.

"Becoming a Woman. Teaching Healthy Sexuality to My Daughter." 
IMPACT https://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232/8.html

"Sexuality Education - Part 1: Foundation of Healthy Attitudes" Disability Solutions. 
http://downsyndromenutrition.com/images/stories/dsolnsvol4/4-5.pdf

"Sexuality Education - Part 2: Building on a Foundation of Health Attitudes" Disability Solutions. 
http://downsyndromenutrition.com/images/stories/dsolnsvol4/4-6.pdf

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